Harman opens new design centre in Mexico

By Graeme Roberts | 13 April 2018

Harman Mexico has opened a new R&D facility in Queretaro, adding to Mexican locations in Juarez and Tijuana.

"Harman has become a true global organisation, not only in sales but also in product development around the world, including places like Europe, US, China and Japan," Edward Moriarty, GM Americas of Harman, said.

This new facility of 2,000 sq m houses180 engineers in electronics, mechatronics, computer and electrical systems, specialising in software, hardware, mechanical and testing. Approximately 75% of the workforce supports car audio, while 25% supports connected car and focuses on the design of vehicle entertainment systems, such as navigation, connectivity, Bluetooth applications and other aspects of connectivity. Harman Mexico predicts that it will add another 60 employees, bringing the total to 250, by the end of 2018.

"Our engineers have distinguished themselves by their talent, their dedication and the results," Miguel Hernandez, VP and country manager said at the opening. "The history that Queretaro has written has turned into a centre of excellence and world class which is one of the reasons Harman is committed to the city."